Exclusives

Blog post
5 days ago
Research in cognitive sciences is dictating that we can no longer rely on the presentation of scientific facts when building policy.
Steven Snell
Feature
November 15, 2017, 7am PST
Autonomous vehicles could provide life-saving assistance in the event of a large-scale evacuation, if a shared fleet of autonomous vehicles is built with this purpose in mind.
Michael R. Boswell, William Riggs
Blog post
November 12, 2017, 1pm PST
Rejecting the common argument that cities can never be affordable because of high construction costs.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
November 9, 2017, 12pm PST
As part of Human Settlements Day at COP-23 on November 11, Planners for Climate Action will feature representatives of professional planners associations and planning school associations worldwide.
Bruce Stiftel
Blog post
November 9, 2017, 10am PST

Yuan Man guest blogs about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

JPER
Feature
November 8, 2017, 8am PST
An interview with Houston Planning Director Patrick Walsh, conducted after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the city and reduced its planning and infrastructure to a talking point for pundits. It's time to let the locals do the talking.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
November 7, 2017, 9am PST
Transportation planners are on to something big and, for the most part, they are keeping it to themselves. The future is a relatively small fleet of shared, electric, self driving vehicles, and it's coming fast. Are we ready?
Dave Biggs
Feature
November 6, 2017, 5am PST
The annual list of best websites by and for planners (and anyone else interested in planning).
James Brasuell, Chris Steins, Abhijeet Chavan
Blog post
November 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
Pollution poses a significant public health threat all over the planet, and good planning can help.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
October 31, 2017, 2pm PDT
Does light rail increase or decrease transit ridership? This article compares "bus only" metro areas to those which have recently built light rail lines.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 31, 2017, 10am PDT
The scariest thing about Halloween is that it illustrates just how un-neighborly many communities are and how averse to pedestrianism they are on the other 364 days of the year.
Josh Stephens
Feature
October 30, 2017, 5am PDT
Guest contributor Marco Anderson maps out a role for planners in preparing for an era of shared, automated, and zero-emissions mobility technology.
Marco Anderson
Blog post
October 23, 2017, 11am PDT
Optimists predict that autonomous vehicles will be a transportation panacea, but there are good reasons to be skeptical. They may create as many problems as they solve.
Todd Litman
Blog post
October 19, 2017, 11am PDT

In a first for urbanism, Amazon turned a request for proposals into a hashtag. Welcome to #AmazonHQ2 day.

James Brasuell
Blog post
October 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
Negative responses to the "Most Influential Urbanists" list published last week overwhelmingly focused on one name on the list: Enrique Peñalosa.
James Brasuell
Blog post
October 16, 2017, 7am PDT
By defining "externalities" as impacts of private conduct, economists and lawyers bias public discussion in favor of government regulation.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
October 16, 2017, 5am PDT
At the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Symposium, a group of experts were asked to predict the effects of autonomous vehicles in two case study communities, and to generate a list of proposed policy actions to prepare for a future of autonomous vehicles.
Nico Larco, Gerry Tierney, William Riggs
Blog post
October 13, 2017, 7am PDT
Which is better for the environment: buying an existing home, inefficiencies and all, or paying to build a new home with all the bells and whistles of green building technology?
Kayla Matthews
Feature
October 11, 2017, 6am PDT
Useable data of the effects of ride-hailing service on travel behavior is sorely lacking, but a new study sheds light on critical questions about what companies like Uber and Lyft mean for transit, active transportation, and congestion.
Regina R. Clewlow
Feature
October 9, 2017, 8am PDT
These are the people that have had the most influence on the places and environments that we call home.
Planetizen
Blog post
October 4, 2017, 2pm PDT

Recently released travel data show Americans returning to their cars as the economic recovery deepens. Alternative forms of transportation are not attracting new users.

Steven Polzin